» 07/02/2012, 00.00
Singh and Gandhi among Assam's flood victims as the rest of India runs dry
A million people are left homeless, 77 are killed and six are missing. Some 2,000 villages have been affected across the state. Monsoons are late in 83 per cent of the country. Government plans a US$ 75 million plan to forecast monsoons.
Assam: ULFA militants kill again
Members of the United Liberation Front of Assam kill Rohini Gogoi, a teacher in a Hindi-language school. The group has been fighting for an independent Assam since 1979. In the last few months it has killed more than 70 Hindi-speaking migrants.
Hundreds of people in India's streets for the 'Iron Lady of Manipur' who is in her 15th year of hunger strike
Irom Sharmila has been fasting against martial law in the State of Manipur, which gives special powers (including full legal immunity) to members of the armed forces. This has led to human rights violations. Force-fed with a tube, the activist remains under arrest for "attempted suicide".
Fresh wave of terrorism kills eight people in last five days in Assam
Latest victim dies in market bomb attack. For police responsibility lays with secessionist United Liberation Front of Assam.
In Assam terrorism rooted in ethnic problems and unemployment
Fr V M Thomas, a Salesian priest and executive director of the Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, explains the reasons behind the escalating violence and the explosions. Last Thursday’s blasts also hit Christians.
Indian couple requests abortion for fetal heart defect
The country's law bans abortion after the 20th week. The fetus, now in the 25th week, has heart problems that would require the insertion of a pacemaker after birth, followed by regular operations to replace it. A firm "no" from the Church, which defends the absolute principle of the "right to life".
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®